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Articles from Vol. 64, No. 4, Autumn

A Conversation on Canada-Asia Relations
On 30 March 2009, the president and CEO ofthe Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, Yuen Pau Woo, met with four distinguished Canadians for a conversation on Canada-Asia relations. The panel consisted of the Honourable Jack Austin, retired senator and president...
Arctic Policy for Canada's Tomorrow: A Review Essay
As a result of climate change, a new region is opening up. The melting ofthe polar ice in the Arctic, however slow it may be, unlocks huge reserves of minerals and hydrocarbons, makes new coastal passages navigable, and changes northerners' way of life....
Back to the Future? International Private Security Companies in Darfur and the Limits of the Executive Outcomes Example
As the crisis in Darfur drags on - a crisis that has consumed the lives of 400,000 people and displaced two million more since 2003 - the international community's response to the tragedy faces increasing scrutiny and criticism. In particular, two internationally...
Canada and Asia
IntroductionThis year marks the 25th anniversary of the Canadian legislation that led to the creation of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APFC). As the country's leading think tank on Canada-Asia relations, the foundation has put together a special...
Canada and Asia Pacific's Track-Two Diplomacy
Viewed in broad sweep, the most dramatic change in eastern Asia in the past 25 years may be the associational revolution that has accompanied the region's spectacular economic growth and integration. Asian and transPacific relations have been transformed...
Canada-Korea Economic Relations: Challenges and Prospects
Much has been said about Korea's phenomenal economic transformation. In the span of a few decades, it went from being one of the poorest countries in the world to being the world's 13th-largest economy, largely due to its export-driven economic development...
Canada's Commercial Relationship with Asia: How Solid Is It?
Since the heyday of "Asia consciousness" in Canada during the "year of the Asia Pacific" in 1997, when Canada served as chair of Asia- Pacific Economic Cooperation, there has been a sense that Canada's economic relationship with Asia has languished,...
From Periphery to Priority: Lessons of the Canada-India Relationship 1976-2009
No bilateral relationship between Canada and an Asian country has been as tumultuous as that ofthe Canada-India relationship. Sour memories of the fundamental divergences over Cold War security issues and nuclear nonproliferation that corroded ties between...
Global Migrants and the New Pacific Canada
THE NEW CANADAIn the last quarter of a century, a wholesale shift of immigration patterns from transatlantic to trans-Pacific flows has created a new Canada. The changes were quiet at first, beginning after the creation of a the new "points system" for...
India-US Relations: The Shock of the New
[The] great problem of the near future will be American imperialism even more than British imperialism.1India is today embarked on a journey inspired by many dreams. We welcome having America by our side. There is much we can accomplish together.2These...
Pierre Elliott Trudeau's Peace Initiative: 25 Years On
It's useful to express non-conventional truths about non-conventional subjects. - Pierre Elliott Trudeau1From politicians with the gifts necessary to inspire and mobilize others behind causes, much is expected. In return, they receive little patience...
Samuel P. Huntington and the Ambiguities of American Power
It is the nature of aphoristic thinking to be always in the state of concluding: a bid to have the final word is inherent in all powerful phrase-making. - Susan Sontag1Nothing is my last word on anything. - Henry James2He may not have ultimately enjoyed...
Seeking a Strategic Vision for Canada-China Relations
In celebrating the 25th anniversary ofthe establishment ofthe Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, a key task is to reflect critically on Canada-China relations. As a rising global superpower and Canada's second-largest trading partner, China is rapidly...
Shifting Purpose: Asia's Rise and Canada's Foreign Aid
This article analyzes Canada's foreign aid relations with Asia, including the range of motivations and reasons why the Canadian government, at this historical juncture, should rethink how and why it gives scarce public resources to promote, among other...
Strangers No Longer: The Identity Shift in the Canada-Japan Relationship
The prime ministers recognize that the bilateral partnership of trust and friendship fostered over the years between the peoples of Canada and Japan, founded on such shared basic values as democracy, freedom, and promotion of the market economy remains...
The Maple Leaf and the Chrysanthemum: Canada and Japan, 80 Years and Counting
This year marks the 8oth anniversary of Canada-Japan diplomatic relations, although the first Japanese immigrants came to Canada at least 50 years earlier. Eighty years ago, Canada was a small country emerging from its status as a British colony, the...
The Poor Cousin?: Canada-ASEAN Relations
It may surprise Canadians to know that 50 years ago when their government looked across the Pacific, the primary focus of attention was every bit as much on key countries in southeast Asia as it was on other parts of the continent. However, 25 years...
To Know and Be Known: The Department of External Affairs and the Creation of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, 1978-84
In the winter of 1989, five years after his department led the effort to establish the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APFC), the secretary of state for external affairs, Joe Clark, met with the foundation's board of directors in a small meeting room...